Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson, shown in June

Hennepin County sheriff encrypts 911 calls and radio traffic, blocking public from listening

The public can no longer hear the Sheriff's Office emergency dispatches in real time.
West Metro
October 22
The body camera request was the first major initiative from new Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson.

Hennepin County approves $5.1 million for body cameras for sheriff's deputies

Ramsey County started outfitting for cameras last month, and many police officers already wear them
Data Drop
October 22
Yellow law enforcement line with police car and lights in the background.

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
West Metro
October 21
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan speaks in Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis as part of the Stein Lecture on Monday, Oct. 21. 2019.

Supreme Court Justice Kagan encourages, amuses crowd at U lecture

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan shares insights, anecdotes at U.
South Metro
October 21
Ubah Hussein, 39, in yellow, was a mother of 10 with another child on the way. Her husband, Tamam Kharow, was seriously injured.

'She was an angel': Community mourns mother of 10 who died in car crash

Ubah Hussein, 35, died when a wrong-way driver hit her minivan in Mpls. He told police he was high on PCP.
West Metro
October 20

Man run over at Bloomington intersection dies 8 days later

A man walking near a median after dark at S. Lyndale Avenue and W. 86th Street in Bloomington was run over and died eight days…
West Metro
October 20
Clovin McVay Credit: Facebook

Patrol IDs man killed in I-35W crash; passenger severely injured

The car veered off the interstate and hit a tree, according to the patrol.
West Metro
October 18
Stephen Frenz and attorney Douglas Turner walked through City Hall in Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. ] Shari L. Gross • shari.gross@startri

Former Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz convicted of felony perjury

Prosecutors might seek jail time for Stephen Frenz; defense plans to appeal.
South Metro
October 17
Mary Knowlton

No prison for ex-Florida cop who fatally shot Twin Cities retiree during demo

Her husband spoke at sentencing against the plea deal. He was there when his wife of 55 years was shot.
West Metro
October 15

Minnetonka psychologist sexually abused client, charges say

Johanna Lamm allegedly accused her client of assaulting her until police discovered evidence against her, the charges said.
West Metro
October 15

Kulka, Busse face off for Bloomington mayor

Busse looking at 'gutsy endeavors,' Kulka seeks rollback of regulations.
West Metro
October 14

St. Louis Park couple charged in infant's fentanyl poisoning

St. Louis Park couple's 1-year-old son survived after six days in hospital.
West Metro
October 14
Rep. Ilhan Omar, seen July 25 in Washington, D.C., reported raising more than $1.1 million in the third-quarter fundraising period.

Rep. Ilhan Omar raises $1.1 million for re-election bid

Congresswoman's high profile, Trump's attacks help her raise $1.1 million.
South Metro
October 12

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 13

ANDOVER SEPT. 7 Disorderly conduct. An officer responded to a report of a woman being belligerent in the drive-through at McDonald’s, 13731 Round Lake…
West Metro
October 11
Close to 50 Minnesota jurisdictions — including Minneapolis and Hennepin County — have passed ordinances on tobacco use.

St. Anthony raises tobacco sales age to 21, and Golden Valley and St. Paul looking to consider it

Close to 50 Minnesota jurisdictions — including Minneapolis and Hennepin County — have passed similar ordinances.
West Metro
October 10
The entrance to Mall of America's new wing. More than 100 people who fear they may have been secretly taped in a Mall of America store dressing room h

Bloomington police swamped with calls about hidden cameras in dressing rooms at MOA

The suspect may also be involved in similar cases at Maplewood Mall.
West Metro
October 10
Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley

Bloomington police add tip line to report violent extremist behavior and mental health issues

Mental health concerns, extremist behavior can be reported anonymously.
West Metro
October 9
Mall of America.

Police investigating hidden cameras in MOA, Maplewood Mall fitting rooms

The suspect allegedly told police he's hidden cameras about 10 times at the Mall of America and other metro malls.
West Metro
October 8

Val Swedberg, fabric store owner and beloved Byerlys sample lady, dies at 96

Rarely did her "social butterfly" mother visit anybody without something she'd made in hand, daughter Cindi Konitzer said.
West Metro
October 8

Worker fatally pinned between 2 pieces of excavation equipment in west metro neighborhood

Authorities have yet to identify the man, his employer and the type of work being done at that address in Corcoran.
West Metro
October 7

Genealogy detective found millions of dollars for lost heirs

Alan Noot lived life challenging the phrase “no known heirs.” As a forensic genealogist for nearly 40 years who scoured cemeteries, census film and vital…